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A bad case of the "I needs"

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My ds (2) has a bad case of the I needs... How do you deal with it with your kids?
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by on Aug. 16, 2012 at 10:36 PM
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by on Sep. 19, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Quoting Juniper53098:

I tell them, no, they don't need, they want and you don't always get what you want.

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by on Sep. 19, 2012 at 8:46 AM

In what context?  Around that age, I started introducing the difference between "I need" and "I want".

by Jane:) on Sep. 19, 2012 at 9:07 AM

 I agree with explaining the difference in want and need, but depending on his age and level of understanding you may just need to say no.  I don't mince words.  It's no.  And when I do get them something I make sure they know that's a treat. 


by Nora on Sep. 19, 2012 at 9:22 AM
Ds is 2. My mom used to sing you can't always get what you want in a loud booming voice in the store solved our case really quick
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by Ruby Member on Sep. 19, 2012 at 9:30 AM

 My kids get an allowance. So it they need something, I tell them to save them money and buy it.

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